The Train
The Train (1965)

John Frankenheimer directs Burt Lancaster in the tense spy thriller The Train. Lancaster plays Labiche, a French railway inspector. Allied forces are threatening to liberate Paris, so Col. Franz von Waldheim (Paul Scofield) is ordered to… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 7, 1965
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2001
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Fernando F. Croce

A ripping system of motion, at once streamlined spectacle and thorny moral quandary

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

For a film with such an illogical premise, The Train manages to be a top-rate WWII thriller that's held up well.

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Classic Frankenheimer WWII actioner with unique plot.

Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

The Train is a lesson in focusing on the most essential, forward-moving elements and throwing everything else away.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

A landmark picture in terms of its breakneck, antic, physical ambition--the marriage of that hell to the heaven of its gravitas something that marks Frankenheimer's best films.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

How do you weigh the cultural heritage of a nation against the value of human life? A wholly persuasive, intelligent thiller crisply directed by Frankenheimer.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's simple stuff -- finely wrought entertainment -- but on its own merits, it works.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Plays as a homage to the French Resistance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Where did this beautiful golden nugget come from? I'd never heard of it before. The damnable Nazis (again!!!) are stealing all the major art, the pride of… More
Randy Tippy
Don't you just love the way Burt Lancaster always plays Burt Lancaster, no matter the circumstance, the setting or even the nationality of the character?… More
Christian C
Exciting story based on actual events in the resistance to Nazi occupiers during WWII. Good performance by Lancaster. Definitely worth seeing if this has… More
El Hombre Invisible
The Train is a really good action film and one of the most underrated war pictures. It's engaging, well-paced, with great special effects and strong… More
Ken Stachnik
A screaming pile of awesomeness. Gritty, action packed and full of machismo. Possibly the best train movie ever. Suggested double feature: Von Ryan's… More
Tim Sigur
Burt Lancaster would put most of the modern day "action stars" to shame. This guy is a badass all the way around. When he is not sliding down ladders… More